BSAC Sports Diver training builds on the scuba skills you learnt in the Ocean Diver course (or equivalent level qualification from any other agency) and helps develop your confidence, skills and experience in the water to allow you to enjoy a wider range of diving sites and conditions. The course builds on a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience with structured, practical lessons. This is a good way of getting more dives under your belt while learning under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Qualified BSAC Sports Divers are ready to take part in dives with other Ocean Divers or higher-grade divers. Depth limitations can be expanded progressively to a maximum of 35m/110feet after qualifying (over 3 Depth progression dives – 25m,30m and 35m). 
To complete the depth progression you need to be over 14 years old. Those under 14 years can qualify to Sports Diver but can dive to a maximum depth of 20m.

The course includes one sheltered water lesson and five open water lessons.

You will love the variety in this course. To ensure you experience a range of conditions, your instructor will include five types of dive from the following for you to experience:

  • shore dive
  • NITROX dive (using a breathing gas >21% Oxygen up to a maximum of 36% NITROX
  • dive using a shot line
  • low visibility dive
  • drift dive
  • small boat dive
  • large boat dive
  • wall dive
  • dive in protective clothing (wet suit or drysuit)

Qualification: A BSAC Sports is defined as a diver who is competent to:


  • Conduct dives to 35m / 110 feet
  • Use breathing gas mixes up to Nitrox 36%
  • Plan and conduct dives requiring mandatory decompression stops
  • Rescue a casualty and provide basic life support

To enrol on the BSAC Sports Diver Course you must be 12 years or older (+14 years for depth progression). 
You must have already successfully completed a BSAC Ocean Diver course (or equivalent level qualification from any other agency)

We provide you with Tank, Weights, BCD & Regulator Set

You provide your own personal mask, fins, snorkel, gloves and boots available for rent for $50.

You will develop your SCUBA skills and experience in various areas including:

Rescue skills
Surface Marker Buoys (SMBs) and Delayed Surface Marker Buoys (DSMBs)
Navigation techniques with equipment
More about breathing gas


Dry Suit upgrade – $150
Recommended for winter courses and divers who plan to conduct further cold water diving or training.
Includes hire of a Dry Suit and tuition on how to use correctly and 1 extra Pool session.